About Toucan Protocol
At Toucan, we are building the infrastructure to reverse climate change.
The climate crisis stems largely from a misalignment of incentives. Polluters don’t pay for their emissions. The voluntary carbon credit market is changing this, enabling companies to offset their emissions by paying projects to capture carbon. Today, this market is highly wasteful due to a lack of liquid markets, forcing projects to go through layers of financial middlemen that extract the majority of money from credits.
Toucan is enabling a web3 regenerative finance ecosystem, by bridging carbon credits into crypto and pooling them in standardized categories. We have created the first globally accessible and liquid market for voluntary carbon credits. Working with T1 DeFi protocols and the community we enable carbon credits to be used as collateral, yields and money, as well as a huge range of novel applications. In the first month, our Base Carbon Tonne did 2b$ in volume and we bridged over 21m tonnes of CO2. We are just getting started, and need top talent that want maximum leverage in solving the climate crisis. This is where you come in!
About the role 🎨
Toucan exists to unlock climate action at scale and transition the world towards an economy that thrives within the planetary boundaries.
To achieve this, we’re looking for designers with a variety of skills, backgrounds, and specialties to join our growing team, tell our story, and accelerate our mission.
Our design team creates the tools and visual communication that enables our users and partners to manage and offset carbon, build new applications on top of the Toucan Protocol, and integrate our infrastructure into (decentralized) financial applications.
As a designer with our team, you’ll work across many types of product initiatives – from branding new products, expanding our website and design systems, telling our story with powerful visuals, crafting new features for our platform, and/or working alongside industry partners on climate action initiatives.
As a senior member of our product design team you will work on new features throughout our protocol. This will entail:
Collaborating with engineers and product managers to research, concept, prototype, and iterate on our products
Planning and implementing with product managers and engineers the long-term strategy and short-term tactics for our products
Designing, expanding, and maintaining in close collaboration with engineers our product design systems
Experience and skills
4+ years of design experience at product-driven technology organizations
Expertise in Figma and related tools
Proven ability to create and manage detailed design systems and libraries
A portfolio that showcases web application design, including planning, strategy, and UI/UX
Excellent ability to work independently with clear and effective asynchronous team communication
Ability to simplify complex design challenges while maintaining flexibility and usability
Located within the time zone range of GMT-5 to GMT+3 (New York City to Kyiv)
Nice to have
Proficiency in other design areas such as branding, illustration, or graphic design
Commitment to accessibility and inclusivity in design, ensuring products and work are inclusive for all users.
Passion for promoting good design and design culture, along with an openness to sharing design process and insights with colleagues and the public
What we offer
A career with purpose: we're building the infrastructure to unlock climate action at scale
True flexibility and autonomy: you plan how, where, and when you work best
Work remotely or make use of our office space in Berlin
Career development: we're at the start of our journey so you'll have the freedom to expand your role as we grow
Commitment to inclusion
We are committed to fostering an inclusive culture where diversity is celebrated and all employees have equal opportunity to succeed. We will actively promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in our hiring, development and promotion practices. We hold ourselves accountable for maintaining this policy in all of our actions and decisions.
How to apply ✍️
Send an email to [email protected]
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CV or resume
Brief cover letter
Portfolio, GitHub, and/or other links as relevant
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